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Since late last week my 6-month-old Mandarin has been trying to jump out when my blues go off at 930pm. It's not every night but most. I can hear him splashing and hitting the glass cover. I'm not afraid of him jumping out but more worried he'll injure himself as it sounds pretty loud. Anyone experience this or have thoughts as to why he's doing it? If I have to turn my blues off directly instead of them fading out my firefish will freak out because he's unable to find his sleeping hole and that's understandable. He's a pushover but my citron goby is a little pushy. He usually calms down after dinner though.
I really want to add a mandarin fish to my tank but I don't have a tank large enough for a sustainable supply of copepods. I've heard some captive bred mandarins will eat flake food. Is this true and where can I buy one?
Hold onto your britches, I would like to propose keeping a single Mandarin Dragonet in my 13.5 Fluval EVO. Not now, not next month but potentially next year. I had a mated pair for 4 years in a 150gal tank until having to tear down the tank and rehoming them. (Sadly they didn't take well and died a few months later) I added them when the tank was 2 years old. I had a 20gal sump and a massive colony of pods. Soooo, I'm seriously considering getting one again. My plan: 1.) fumble my way through setting up a 10gal sump (you'd be surprised how inept I am at this. Many gallons of saltwater on the floor and pleading with the LFS guy to come help was how I set up the first one). 2.) seed the sump with pods. 3.) let pods grow and flourish and become superpods. 4.) Obtain prized, coveted and beautiful Mandarin Dragonet. 5.) Name my new friend 6.) Keep new friend fat and happy forever and ever 7.) laugh maniacally because I did it. Thoughts?